Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: Green Book

Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: Green Book

Sunday, May, 19 2019

1:15 pm

 Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard. The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travelers. It is a story of two men of completely different backgrounds overcoming their own prejudices and the stifling racism of the Deep South of the early 1960s. It confronts the racism prevalent at the time without becoming preachy, and shows its main characters growing through contact with each other.

Run Time: 2h 10m

Followed by a discussion of the film and Unity principles.

Unity Goes to the Movies was begun in April 2011 at The Unity Center of New York City for the purpose of showing movies that illustrate life lessons and instruct. It is hosted by Rod Kennedy who selects films that are drawn from the opus of movies made in Hollywood over the years that have come to influence and define our culture.

Much like the stories that were incorporated into the Bible, some of these movies are modern teachable moments about every day life that can instruct us on our spiritual path. After each movie, Mr. Kennedy hosts a discussion where everyone gets a chance to offer his or her insights and comment about the film.